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Protea cynaroides (King sugarbush, King protea)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Proteales > Family: Proteaceae > Genus: Protea

Protea cynaroides (King sugarbush, King protea)

The King protea, Protea cynaroides, flowering in early autumn on Pilaarkop in the Riviersonderend Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea cynaroides (King sugarbush, King protea)

The dwarf, Port Elizabeth, form of the King protea (Protea cynaroides) flowering in early autumn in cultivation in the Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea cynaroides (King sugarbush, King protea) Protea cynaroides (King sugarbush, King protea)

The King protea, Protea cynaroides, flowering in winter on the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea cynaroides, Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea cynaroides (King sugarbush, King protea)

A Green protea beetle (Trichostetha fascicularis) feeding on a King protea (Protea cynaroides) flowerhead in spring in the Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Protea cynaroides (King sugarbush, King protea)

Beetle on Protea cynaroides. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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